The number of Tennesseans who are receiving unemployment from the state has ballooned over the past two months, up to nearly 320,000 people. But there are still tens of thousands more who are waiting for the state to give them an answer.
Tennessee’s unemployment rate is the worst it’s been in a generation, and reflects the most sudden loss of jobs on record, state officials say. The April unemployment rate was 14.7%, which matches the national figure.
As more businesses in Tennessee begin to reopen, many workers are now weighing a difficult choice: Should they stay home without a paycheck, or should they go back to work to a place where they might be exposed to the virus — and potentially make less than they did on unemployment?
The Cupcake Collection in Germantown is one of the many black-owned businesses vying for a slice of the federal COVID-19 relief fund, one of the biggest economic packages in the country’s history.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced today that the majority of businesses across Tennessee will be allowed to reopen on May 1. The announcement comes after positive signs of Tennesseans flattening the curve and amid pressure to reopen the economy. Demonstrators rallied outside the Tennessee State Capitol over the weekend, but it also comes as other […]
Tennessee paid out $94 million Tuesday to people who are unemployed in the state, in its first day of distributing federal pandemic aid. But many others are reporting difficulties even getting onto the portal to file claims. The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, which runs jobs4tn.gov, says the unemployment portal was built to […]
The industry is down more than 60% in customers and revenue since February, according to HospitalityTN, a local trade association.
Joshua Mundy, a Nashville native and business owner, has been in Germantown since before the neighborhood was redeveloped.
Business incubators Launch Tennessee and the Nashville Entrepreneur Center are touting the first black woman in the state to raise over $1 million in venture capital.
Nissan North America says a plan to cut 12,500 jobs worldwide won’t result in any additional losses in Tennessee. The automaker announced at its Tokyo headquarters Thursday that the cuts would include 1,400 jobs in North America. But later in the day, a spokeswoman said these reductions have already occurred.